Welcome to UCSB! To ensure that you are ready for your first quarter, UCSB encourages you to complete our three-step orientation process for international transfer students.

1. Complete the UCSB Transfer Student Module.

Completion of this online module will enable you to register early for your fall classes; your registration appointment time on GOLD will be moved up to a date in mid-August. The deadline to complete the online module and receive an earlier registration pass time is Monday, August 7.

Learn more about and complete the Transfer Student Module

Register for and learn more about the Transfer Orientation sessions

There is an orientation fee for the transfer module and the in-person session.

See orientation fees for information on fees, payment, and financial assistance.

2. Attend an in-person Transfer Orientation session.

Participating in a one-day, in-person transfer session is strongly recommended. Some major departments will expect you to attend in order to receive academic advising that is critical to a successful transition experience.

3. Attend CALI Training

(Cultural Awareness, Laws, and Immigration Training) at the start of fall quarter.

All incoming international students are required to complete CALI Training (Cultural Awareness, Laws, and Immigration Training). This is separate from online orientation and the transfer student module provided by Orientation Programs.

Please visit the Office of International Students & Scholars website for CALI dates and more information.

CALI Training